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dominica cultural groups at the opening of Dominica's independence 2009

September 26th, 2009 marked the official opening of the celebrations of the 31st anniversary of its independence in Dominica.

Under the theme of “Progress and Development,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Minister for Community Development, Culture, Gender Affairs and Information, Loreen Bannis-Roberts, addressed the crowd gathered at the Old Mill Cultural Center to participate in the opening ceremony.

The event featured performances artists and musicians that included the Paix Bouche cultural group, the Sisserou singers, Michele Henderson, Ophelia, and Daddy Chess.

Also present was the reigning Miss Wob Dwiyet and the 2009 Miss Wob Dwiyet Contestants.

Here is a short video of Dominica’s Independence Celebrations 2009: Official Opening Ceremony – We hope you enjoy it!

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